SEC Commissioner Mike Slive will retire in July 2015.
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Mike Slive announced on Tuesday that he will retire as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference on July 31, 2015. Per ESPN:

Slive also announced that he is beginning treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer, for which he was treated in the late 1990s.

"I have been blessed in more ways than I can count and I will have as much passion for this job on my last day as I did on my first," Slive, 74, said in a statement. "I consider my health situation a temporary detour in a remarkable road that has allowed me to meet amazing people, experience incredible events and celebrate historic victories. I will relish my final year in this position and look forward to being the biggest fan of the SEC for many years to come."

A national search for his successor will start this fall, said Nick Zeppos, chancellor of Vanderbilt University, who serves as chair of the SEC presidents and chancellors.
Mike Slive As SEC Commissioner
• Named seventh SEC commissioner on July 2, 2002
• Coordinator of BCS from 2006 to 2008
• Division I men's basketball committee chair for 2008-09
• Eight football national championships for SEC (seven straight from 2006-12)
• 67 national titles from SEC in 15 sports
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TDFreak116 months
Gator fans can say goodbye to Foley. BOOK IT.
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TigerFanatic99116 months
Saban lock.
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